Called to Serve

January 13, 2010 - January 13, 2012

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I guess the Brazilian government is taxing everything and anything from the US and it was just bad luck that they grabbed both of my packages =( they said that if I don't do anything they will just send them back home, so I just left them there. They open them up and charge me what it would cost to buy everything here in Brazil. Its retarded. Just don't send me anymore packages I guess =/ or at least wait to see if they send it back, and yea, pictures of Jesus should help lol.

I got a new comp today, it was transfers and my comp went. This transfer went by really quick. I got to see my companion from the MTC today! it was so cool, we spoke Portuguese together and it was so weird! I remember back in the MTC when we use to say, "man one day I'm gonna see you in the field and I'm only going to speak Portuguese to you and you're gonna understand me!" and it happened today ha ha. And I ordered delivery food from a place all by myself. Also another goal met ha ha.

My new comp is Elder Fagundes, another Brazilian. I'm never going to have an American comp lol. He's cool and we're gonna baptize a ton of people here. He has 19 months so he has a lot of experience but not so much that hes tired already. Other than that life keeps going, I'll send some new pics. I'm addicted to pop so that's why I'm fatter.
Elder Romm

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pushups and Packages


Sounds like Utah was fun, Brad sent me some pics from the trip, thanks bro-

So this ward project is starting out well. We've had a few service projects and we have a few more members liking us. We've also been stopping by members houses real quick during the day and talking with them. If anything is gonna happen its going to be slow lol. My comp thinks the area is going to close. I don't know. I was wondering if I could get a list of like feel good short stories or parables that teach gospel principles, I think they would be good lunch messages and quick messages we could share with the members. I'm looking for some too but I don't have as good of resources back in the apartment haha. So if you could hook me up with some I'd be super grateful. Did you know Super is a word in Portuguese and means the exact same thing? Wow, what an interesting fact!

So I played soccer today with my district. I'm so out of shape. I start sweating just thinking about push ups. BUT I will do them. I was wondering how much are those perfect push up thingies, my ZL has a set and they are pretty cool. Oh speaking of sending things, the mail man is hating on me hardcore. They stole another package and are holding it ransom for $148 Brazilian. Flip. Lets just say its a good thing I don't know how to be mean in Portuguese or these guys would understand how I feel. But besides this and the ward thinking we're noob missionaries (which is actually only half correct) life is good. My comp is a funny kid. I think he was always funny but I'm just understanding him better now. Haha. Okay, I love you and good luck with school!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Coat!

Hey Mom!

Utah sounds way fun. I want to go to conference when i get back home, I'm already stoked for that.

Things are a little iffy here in the area lately. We're having problems with the ward and some members. They don't like us very much lol and we don't know why. But we are workin with a member here from the south of Brazil and we're organizing a huge service project to help all the familys in the ward. And we are going to start hand making thank you notes for all the sisters here that feed us. Its gunna all work out lol. I bought a coat today. Its not the same as good ol' Express but its pretty sweet. and warm. which is nice.

I got to go to the center of Curitiba and see how the city is where all the rich people live. Its pretty awesome. A member took us and showed us around.

But thats about all the news I have lol, I love you and have a good time in utah!

Elder Romm

Wednesday, August 4, 2010



Life sounds like its going good back! I have never been so jealous as I am now. Brad and Jess better enjoy Jack Johnson sweet voice. I'm stoked for them lol. At least my comp sings in his sleep so its not like that's not wildly entertaining. This past week has been rough. Its so cold lol. None of the houses or stores here have doors so you feel the cold 100 percent of the time. It's so difficult to type lol.

The work has slowed down quite a bit but me and my comp have a plan to get stuff going again. We talked with some members in our ward who served missions and they told us their experiences with the enemy and how he knows when you're weak and how to hurt when he strikes. But he's gonna have to work harder to get us down we decided. This week one of our investigators had a "visitor" in her house and he made her write down 24 pages of lies riddled with truths about the doctrine of the church. He didn't have a physical body so we knew who sent him. We gave her a blessing and dedicated her house so she shouldn't have anymore unwelcome visits. That was a pretty spooky experience.

Oh and Mom, could you send me Cam's address? And I wanted to write Spencer too but I'll just send it to the house and make brad deliver it to him. Idk if he's even still living in B-town or no. That's about all I got for now lol. Oh and I think its okay to say now that I'm officially fluent in Portuguese. Hala-freekin-luleiah!

Elder Romm